Please tell me things that I really need to know about ILX.

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I suppose I could be described as a pseudo-lurker. Have posted about a dozen times (and then regretted it). I require illumination. What, for example, is an "x-post"? Or a "fuXor"? Guidance, advice and information of either a general or highly specific nature much appreciated. Esp. re: terminology/idioms. By the way, I've met Tom Ewing of Freaky Trigger fame a few times and - so I was subsequently told - alarmed him on at least one of those occasions. I don't quite know why.

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Friday, 23 July 2004 15:42 (sixteen years ago) link

xpost is a reply to a post before the most recent post

George W. ILX (ex machina), Friday, 23 July 2004 15:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Xpost is a reply to a post before the most recent post.

(xpost)

dean? (deangulberry), Friday, 23 July 2004 15:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh - and the whole "excelsior" thing.

Function: noun
Etymology: trade name, from Latin, higher, comparative of excelsus high, from past participle of excellere: fine curled wood shavings used especially for packing fragile items.

Help!

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Friday, 23 July 2004 15:50 (sixteen years ago) link

From the FAQ:
C/D stands for Classic or Dud? The question is asking answerers to decide whether something is classic (i.e. good) or dud (i.e. bad) and to give reasons.

S/D stands for Search and Destroy? It is asked of a category - insects or Smiths records, for instance. The answerer says which items in the category they'd advise people to search for and which they'd like to see destroyed. Giving reasons.

POO/OPO stands for Pick One Only or One Pick Only. It is asked of a category and the respondent has to pick one item from that category as the best - giving reasons.

FAP stands for Fancy A Pint. It is used to ask fellow posters whether they would like to go out for a drink.

Maria D. (Maria D.), Friday, 23 July 2004 15:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Thank you, Maria. I'm about to read (or possibly reread) the FAQ, which is something that I really should have done before posting this. I'm sure that I've read it before but cannot seem to retain things very well these days.

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Friday, 23 July 2004 16:06 (sixteen years ago) link

OPO and POO are crappy, though, so don't start threads like that.

the -x0r suffix replaces x or k sounds for comic effect. "Sucks" becomes "sux0r" etc. It's hacker speak I think (?), viz "1337" ("leet", short for "elite") and the way Norman Pashmina writes.

TS stands for Taking Sides.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 23 July 2004 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Because it's better than drinking alone, right Mr. Thurgood?

(x-post)

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 23 July 2004 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

KORITFW = Keep On Refreshing In The Free World

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Friday, 23 July 2004 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Excelsior is an ejaculation of praise, which I assume was picked up from Stan Lee's very extensive use of it in old Marvel comics. xpost is short for crosspost, i.e. postings crossing leading to possible confusion.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 23 July 2004 16:30 (sixteen years ago) link

this seems like the oppurtune time for me to ask what the hell OTM means.

chrisco (chrisco), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Other Transexuals Money

j e r e m y (x Jeremy), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:11 (sixteen years ago) link

OTM=On The Mark/Money, used when you agree with a previous poster's post.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:27 (sixteen years ago) link

i've been posting for like three years and i still don't really get the "x0r" thing.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I think it's the same deal as "teh" for "the" i.e. making fun of chatroom-speak for "comic effect" as said upthread.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:32 (sixteen years ago) link

OTMM = On the Money Mark (ie "this reminds me of the former Beaste
Boys associate and his funky retro-flavoured musical stylings")

Bumfluff, Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:34 (sixteen years ago) link

WTF = WTF

jim wentworth (wench), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:37 (sixteen years ago) link

This pretty much sums everything up:

http://img44.photobucket.com/albums/v136/primrosehill/alltheirthreads.jpg

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 24 July 2004 03:56 (sixteen years ago) link

ILX = EMO

dog latin (dog latin), Saturday, 24 July 2004 04:22 (sixteen years ago) link

We don't say "mang" as much as we used to. Or "grebt".

C J (C J), Saturday, 24 July 2004 05:00 (sixteen years ago) link

and no one appears to have "lezzed up" for a while

gaz (gaz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 05:02 (sixteen years ago) link

and where are the chickenbears?

C J (C J), Saturday, 24 July 2004 05:13 (sixteen years ago) link

hibernating

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Saturday, 24 July 2004 06:50 (sixteen years ago) link

ok I'll ask cuz I've seen it on some threads -- what does RFI mean? The closest I could guess was "Rummage For Information".

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Saturday, 24 July 2004 07:47 (sixteen years ago) link

close, I think. pretty sure it's Request For Information.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 07:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Thanks Aaron! But, I suppose, in my mind, it will always be rummage.

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Saturday, 24 July 2004 07:56 (sixteen years ago) link

hey it works either way

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 08:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Because it's better than drinking alone, right Mr. Thurgood?
(x-post)

-- Pleasant Plains (acewhiske...), July 23rd, 2004 6:11 PM.

Thanks for all of your responses. I feel much better informed now. What does this one (the above) mean? Are you somebody that I know/knew/have met once and made a very bad impression upon? Please, God, don't tell me that your are a former student. If so, I'm leaving ILX forever. So - if you'd like to see the back of me, this would be an ideal time to engineer my exit by lying.

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Saturday, 24 July 2004 08:50 (sixteen years ago) link

By "former student", I mean a pupil that I once taught. I am a teacher, you see. Just to clarify.

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Saturday, 24 July 2004 08:51 (sixteen years ago) link

mark, honestly

POO are crappy

if roxymuzak's post didn't sum it up.. this will
http://img44.photobucket.com/albums/v136/primrosehill/metameta.jpg

ken c (ken c), Saturday, 24 July 2004 09:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I sense a pattern.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 11:28 (sixteen years ago) link

does "i kiss you" have an opposite? "i stab you"?

caitlin hell (caitxa), Saturday, 24 July 2004 13:11 (sixteen years ago) link

If you're starting a list, remember to put Slayer on it.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 24 July 2004 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

caitlin: "i kill you with guns"

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 24 July 2004 13:29 (sixteen years ago) link

It's crucial to know that all the women on this board are mondo sexxxxy.

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Saturday, 24 July 2004 13:34 (sixteen years ago) link

caitlin: "i kill you with guns"

or, "fuck them with knives"

caitlin (caitlin), Saturday, 24 July 2004 14:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Deal with ILX with mucho humour: we don't mean most of the things we say....

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Saturday, 24 July 2004 15:03 (sixteen years ago) link

It's crucial to know that all the women on this board are mondo sexxxxy.

Damn straight....and pack whopping vibrators

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Saturday, 24 July 2004 15:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Man alive! Still wondering about Pleasant Plains and what the devil his/her reply meant. It threw me for a while there, being addressed as "Mr Thurgood". Nobody has (routinely) called me that for a couple of years now because, at present, I work in a school for kids with learning disabilities (e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down's Syndrome, ADHD, epilepsy etc.) and my students use my first name. It's obviously preferable to "Sir" (which I always detested) or "Mr Thurgood" (the pronunciation of which they fucked up one way or another - how difficult is it?). Anyways, thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. You are good people.

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Saturday, 24 July 2004 16:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Refer to the thread you have started and clarity will be thine.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 16:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Pasted from the thread I (clealy shouldn't have) started:

My thanks, Ned. Now I can sleep. I completely missed the reference. Not familiar with George Thorogood, you see. Funny how often I am called "Thorogood", even though my surname has but two syllables.

I might need some time to understand the etiquette around here.

Matt Thurgood (Matt T), Saturday, 24 July 2004 16:59 (sixteen years ago) link

You get used to it. ONE OF US ONE OF US etc.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 17:02 (sixteen years ago) link

When it doubt, it's probably a pop culture reference of some sort, cuz we are all dorks.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 17:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Heh... Nichole, at first I thought that was "Deal with ILX with MACHO humour."

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 24 July 2004 17:58 (sixteen years ago) link

"Deal with ILX with MACHO humour."

GIRLYMEN! UR ALL GAY!

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 18:13 (sixteen years ago) link

here's one: w/r/t=?/?/?

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

with reference to.

cºzen (Cozen), Saturday, 24 July 2004 20:15 (sixteen years ago) link

IIRC? Quest-ce que c'est?

Masked Gazza, Saturday, 24 July 2004 20:22 (sixteen years ago) link

If I Recall Correctly

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 20:23 (sixteen years ago) link

The only thing I don't get is "grebt," I guess.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 24 July 2004 20:24 (sixteen years ago) link

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU POPPLES

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:13 (sixteen years ago) link

You don't know how to spell, you Kentucky freak.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Are you talking to Nickalicious? I'm from Tennessee, 'yatch.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:15 (sixteen years ago) link

YOU FUX0R POPPLES IZ TEH KRAZY, BUT GREBT.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:15 (sixteen years ago) link

haha I used to think she was English

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:15 (sixteen years ago) link

grebt is not quite as unbridled an enthusiastic response as grate.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:15 (sixteen years ago) link

haha I used to think she was English

SHE ONLY WISHES. The skank. (That is short for 'ska-crunk.')

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:17 (sixteen years ago) link

fwiw?

anyone?

jed_ (jed), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:17 (sixteen years ago) link

For what it's worth. Hum Buffalo Springfield to yourself whenever you see it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Neddy is a bit bellicose tonight, methinks.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:19 (sixteen years ago) link

I KILL YOU WITH SMUG.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:19 (sixteen years ago) link

for what it's worth

(x-post)

Roffle = ROTFL = rolling on the floor laughing.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:20 (sixteen years ago) link

you grebt popples make me roffle sometimes

Gear! (Gear!), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:33 (sixteen years ago) link

And what does ILX mean?
I know it's I Love X, but you know, what does it all mean, what does it signify?

Bumfluff, Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Sorta double reference -- 'roxor' and similar hacker speak influenced the name of the board, but 'x' also acts as something of a general value signifier in math (and maybe logic as well?). Since there were two chief boards by the time a unique server was setup, the idea was that this encompassed both of them and all the other ones as well.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 23:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Can ILG be I Love Gingerbread?

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Sunday, 25 July 2004 05:30 (sixteen years ago) link

roxy i believe the story behind "grebt" involves someone getting a txt message from a friend that described some sex act as "grebt" (typo).

Ask For Samantha (thatgirl), Sunday, 25 July 2004 06:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Grebt = Filking
(that ought to put a stop to it)

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 25 July 2004 12:44 (sixteen years ago) link

i've never liked grebt. 'rub' has finally won me over tho.

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Sunday, 25 July 2004 13:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Remember when "bingo!" still was just another innocent expression?

Tuomas (Tuomas), Sunday, 25 July 2004 13:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Etymology of "grebt"?

first actual appearance of grebt:

Sex toys

(yes, i'm avoiding work again.)

m. (mitchlnw), Sunday, 25 July 2004 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

And what does ILX mean?

It means that we love Christ. Every single last one of us.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 25 July 2004 16:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Chris was the original corny indie FuxXor

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 25 July 2004 16:53 (sixteen years ago) link

haha CHRIST.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 25 July 2004 16:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Pontius Pilate was a noize dude.

j e r e m y (x Jeremy), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:02 (sixteen years ago) link

You get used to it. ONE OF US ONE OF US etc.

And when that happens, you have been Neducated.

j.lu (j.lu), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Pontius Pilate was a noize dude.

And the Pharisees were Pitchfork and Magnet writers?

j.lu (j.lu), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:20 (sixteen years ago) link

haha CHRIST.
-- CeCe Peniston (anthonymicci...) (webmail), July 25th, 2004. (later)


Pontius Pilate was a noize dude.
-- j e r e m y (jcoomb...) (webmail), July 25th, 2004. (later)

HA! The Old Testament for the new millenium.

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

haha CHRIST.
-- CeCe Peniston (anthonymicci...) (webmail), July 25th, 2004. (later)

Pontius Pilate was a noize dude.
-- j e r e m y (jcoomb...) (webmail), July 25th, 2004. (later)

HA! The Old Testament for the new millenium.


-- Nichole Graham (britbab...), July 25th, 2004.


Maybe I'm being too literal but Jesus, Pontius Pilate, etc. is New Testament, not Old Testament.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:26 (sixteen years ago) link

You can tell how memorable those Sunday School lessons were for me.

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:31 (sixteen years ago) link

haha

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:36 (sixteen years ago) link

You can tell how memorable those Sunday School lessons were for me.
-- Nichole Graham (britbab...), July 25th, 2004.

i hated that shit too, just trying to get the facts straight for everybody. ilx is about learning as well as fun!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:37 (sixteen years ago) link

does Pontius Pilate mean "builder of bridges"? Someone once told me that it did.

MarkH (MarkH), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Christ was all "I will suffer for you, it is my burden" and Pontius was like "HAHA SHOOT FIRE OUT OF YOUR ASS YOU EMO BABY!"

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Barrabas = R. Kelly

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:55 (sixteen years ago) link

ilx is about learning as well as fun!

One of the reasons I stick round....

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Sunday, 25 July 2004 17:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Another question. Whence did DJ Griz(z) originate? And was it ever remotely funny?

Markelby (Mark C), Monday, 26 July 2004 12:03 (sixteen years ago) link

There's not enough fanny dangle on this thread.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Monday, 26 July 2004 12:12 (sixteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

can we get some fanny dangles goin in here

F♯ A♯ (∞), Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:01 (three years ago) link

:D

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:09 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

its bad now except for football

tired culché (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 23:13 (two years ago) link

Classic dmac

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Sunday, 17 June 2018 23:27 (two years ago) link

football has always been bad tbf

Everyones a sock

F# A# (∞), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:03 (two years ago) link

This thread is very helpful.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 18 June 2018 02:19 (two years ago) link

its bad now except for football

...says the man who rarely visits I Love Books and then only to big up Flann O'Brien.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 18 June 2018 04:51 (two years ago) link

hes the only underrated writer tbf

tired culché (darraghmac), Monday, 18 June 2018 06:51 (two years ago) link

its bad now except for football

Tbf this phrase could also describe the current moment on planet earth

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 June 2018 10:56 (two years ago) link

thats p true tbf

tired culché (darraghmac), Monday, 18 June 2018 10:57 (two years ago) link


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